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Generic Name: Ibuprofen
Product Name: Nurofen


Ibuprofen is used for pain relief in the following conditions:

  • Headache
  • Minor aches and pains associated with the common cold
  • Dental pain
  • Period pain
  • Arthritis
  • Acute and chronic pain due to inflammation
  • Ibuprofen also reduces fever


    Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs relieve pain and inflammation by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins, which have an important involvement in the production of inflammation, pain and fever in the body.

    Dose advice

  • The initial recommended dose of Ibuprofen is 400 mg.
  • 200 to 400 mg may be given every four hours if required.
  • The maximum recommended dose is 1200mg per day.



    Common side effects

  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach Ulcers
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Salt and fluid retention
  • High blood pressure
  • Constipation
  • Flatulence
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach cramps

    Uncommon side effects

  • High potassium levels
  • Kidney function impairment
  • Confusion
  • Asthma
  • Rash
  • Ulceration of the oesophagus
  • Heart failure


    For further information talk to your doctor.

  • Dates

    Posted On: 22 July, 2003
    Modified On: 13 March, 2014

    Created by: myVMC